PC Tools AntiVirus Free 2012 Thread

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  1. Mops21

    Mops21 Registered Member

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    Hi all

    PCTools has released their 2012er products

    Hi All,

    We are happy to announce the release of PC Tools AntiVirus Free v9.

    With PC Tools AntiVirus Free, you are protected against basic cyber threats attempting to gain access to your PC. Don't risk going online without protection. Dangers include virus infections or getting your identity stolen - download PC Tools software today for enhanced protection!

    If your PC gets infected, viruses may attempt to spread to your friends, family and associates by accessing your email contacts and other PCs within your network. A computer virus may also create a backdoor that allows hackers to access files on your PC, launch attacks against other computers or websites, or send SPAM email.

    Downloading PC Tools AntiVirus Free provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection, with Smart Updates to keep your PC safe, File Guard™ to provide real-time protection and Email Guard to protect your computer from viruses and spyware being sent over email. PC Tools AntiVirus Free was created by the makers of award-winning Spyware Doctor, a highly trusted product used by millions worldwide.

    For more information, please visit: http://free.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32bit only) Microsoft Windows® Vista (32bit or SP2 64bit) Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit)

    If you have any questions or problems, please post in the PC Tools AntiVirus Free forum available here.

    http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?69410-2012-Release-PC-Tools-AntiVirus-free

    http://www.pctools.com/

    http://free.pctools.com/free-antivirus/
     
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  2. clocks

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    Looks like a new GUI.
     
  3. Smiggy

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    Chocolate fireguard..................

    :D
     
  4. Noob

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    GUI looks good :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mops21

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    Hi

    Can you post Some Screenshots for the Other People here
     
  6. Victek

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    The first question is is the antivirus limited which was the case in previous free versions? It's fine to not include advanced features in the free product, but it's unacceptable to reduce the detection capability of the AV.
     
  7. sm1

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    Does it have anti rootkit? It was not available in the previous free version.
     
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    Does it still have tons of ads? :gack:
     
  9. Cloud

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    Nope. Only a harmless highlighted upgrade button on the bottom of the GUI. :) :thumb:
     
  10. Smiggy

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    I'm sold then...................
     
  11. PJC

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    Well, here, you are...;)
     

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  12. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Any link to download the free version ? if we click on the link on pctools page it redirects to cnet page which has still not been updated
    the only thing lacking from this free version is the behavious guard
     
  13. Smiggy

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    The page may not have been updated but the installer has.
    Just tested/installed it now on my virtual pc.
    Version: 2012 {9.0.0.888}
     
  14. Victek

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    The download appears to be "stub installer". I'm guessing it will download the latest version from PC Tools (can't try it to confirm at the moment).
     
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    Correct, see my earlier confirmation post.
     
  16. Ibrad

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    If only they would bring back Spyware Doctor starter edition.
     
  17. sg09

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    Nice GUI..:)
     
  18. SweX

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    Agreed. Now it's as easy to navigate as on their website :)
     
  19. atomomega

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    ThreatFire should be there, that was one of the reasons for them to stop providing it as stand-alone :mad:
     
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    Stand alone ThreatFire is a bit outdated. It does its job mostly but one would prefer to see security app being a bit more updated.

    Other than that i really like the new GUI. I wonder what's its detection quality now that Symantec has PCTools under their control.
     
  21. Sherlock_Holmes

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    I tried it out in Vm yesterday...the GUI looks good but is laggy....lacks many features from avast...it has a small update and a full update like norton does [ smart definations and full ] , the scans are slow
    i tried it against a few links from mdl and other site it justc aught 2 out of 10 .. if the behaviour guard was there m sure results would have been different
     
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    The new GUI looks better than before:D
     
  24. PJC

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    I hope GUI isn't the only thing that looks better...:D
     
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    There's not rootkit detection in this version, and it's extremely slow and laggy.
    Better use MSE than this.
    Or Forticlient Lite.
     
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